Lottery Singapore is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the country. According to a survey conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling, 44% of Singaporeans and permanent residents bet on at least one form of lottery or gambling game every year. The most popular lottery games in the country are 4-D and Toto, with the latter offering a jackpot prize that can exceed $20 million.
SG Pools is the official lottery operator in Singapore and offers the number game TOTO, pre-printed lottery game Singapore Sweep, and sports betting. The company also operates a mobile website and has an app that makes it easy for players to place bets while traveling. Its services are available to residents of Singapore and foreigners who have a valid Singapore identity card or passport.
While gambling is legal in the country, it is advisable to practice responsible play. If you are unsure of your limits, it is best to consult a professional before placing bets. In addition, you should avoid betting on numbers that are related to dates or vehicle number plates.
In the last financial year, Singapore Pools collected SGD9.2 billion in lottery and sports bets, a record high for the statutory body. Casino entry levies, which are collected by the Tote Board at casinos in Singapore, contributed SGD125 million to the total, a 10 per cent increase from the previous year’s figure. Many gamblers say the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the convenience of online betting has led to increased spending.